Friday, March 17, 2017

History Day Reflection

My project for history day was a historical exhibit on Jane Goodall, and how she took a stand in history. I like my project because I think it is very creative, and really stands out to the viewer. I learned a lot about Jane Goodall, like how she discovered chimpanzees use tools like people, and won many awards for her work. This project was very difficult for me, but it helped me learn a lot more. I learned how to make and annotated bibliography, correctly cite a source, and how to cite an image. My classmates helped me a lot with this, and I'm happy I know how to do those things now.
I'm not really sure at this point how I could improve my project, but if I did, I might add more pictures. What I am most proud of about this whole process is the stuff that I have learned. This project made me a lot more confident when citing sources, designing projects, and typing papers. I am definitely going to use this knowledge in my future projects and presentations, not just in GOAL, but in real life someday. I think that Jane Goodall fits with the theme taking a stand in history, because Jane Goodall had to take a stand to follow her dreams of going to Africa, and stands up for animals through various conservation projects and speeches. 

Friday, September 30, 2016

Shakespeare Reflection

When I first heard we were going to do a shakespeare unit, I was very interested. I was excited to understand all those crazy words that were used back then! I also wanted to understand what other plays he had made, because everybody seems to remember him for Romeo and Juliet, but I had always heard he had more plays. I don't think I can draw much of a conclusion to his attitudes towards things. Sometimes he would say something in a play that could have possibly been his opinion, and then later he would state something that  contradicted it. I think thats what made many of his plays so special, because he never had one side to a story, he would always make it more interesting. Thats why I can't honestly draw a conclusion. I don't think Kate was truly tamed, although that would depend on what one would consider tamed. I do believe that she learned to appreciate her husband, and possibly Petruchio learned to appreciate Kate. If that is what one would call taming, then I can assume she was tamed. Shakespeare's first folio is important for a couple of reasons in my opinion. I think it could be of importance because it easily could have been one of his first pieces, although we can never know what really was. Also because it is so old. If a piece of work has survived that long, It seems in human nature to take care of it. The insults and death scenes are important because they were fun. But they were also important because the insults helped us get an understanding of what their language was back then. The death scenes helped us act, like in the many plays that Shakespeare wrote. I think even now we can all relate to at least one Shakespeare piece, because his stories are things that happen now! Of course not exactly, we don't call each other pigeon eggs or say thou, but his plays have many scenarios that are very relatable to. That makes Shakespeare important today.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

2016-2017 1st Blog Post

I have three goals for this year. For my academic goal, I would love to get even more in depth with our independent project. I think I could learn even more about my topic this year. I enjoy independent projects because I like to work alone and love to learn about things that interest me. My personal behavior goal is to keep being very positive and happy, because it can bring up the mood and help a lot of people. I would like to improve my organizing skills, because there is a lot to remember this year, and it helps me to remember things when I'm organized.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Transcontinental Railroad: TRAINS CHOO CHOO

Spencer and I did a project on the Transcontinental radio, I mean railroad. Remember while watching, TRAINS CHOO CHOO.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Bigfoot and You

I chose to do the topic of bigfoot because I am interested in it and have been for at least 4 years. It made me proud that I could do this project without a script. Scripts always held me back and I could never truly say what I wanted to say. I have been welcomed to the world of short and simple statements on paper to remind me what it is I was talking about. I learned a couple interesting and odd things. Apparently they look like sloths when young. I know! Sloths! It's funny to me. I also learned that a lot of famous videos with "bigfoot", were actually fake. I have to say if I could improve my project, I would find videos and find out how to put them on there. I overall was very happy with my prezi-tation.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Invent Iowa Reflection

    I invented the Smelly Bubbles System. It is a humidifier that not only puts water vapor in the air, making easier and more comfortable to breathe, but it also makes the room smell good, if you decide to put soap in it. I tried to solve the problem of dry and smelly rooms, and the Smelly Bubbles does that. By releasing water vapor into the air, it gives the room humidity. It does this when it bubbles. The poster making was my favorite part, because I thought it was fun to decorate the board. But making the physical model was painful. And I mean literally painful. The hot glue attacked me at least three times! It was also pretty hard to put a hole in the plastic outside. If I could modify my invention, I would have used a bigger container, so that way the container would hold more water. If I could give advice to future inventors for this project it would be that this project takes some time, so you may have to modify your schedule. I would also like to say to future inventors to make this project enjoyable, and invent something that you are actually interested in, otherwise it's just another math worksheet, except without the math. Overall, this was one of my favorite projects and I hope that others will enjoy this project.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Comics,Cartoons, and Graphic Novels Final Project

My project shows that I learned many things in the cartoons,comics, and graphic novels unit.I used borders to outline the scenes, used emanata In the parts were bulbasaur catches fire and in the scene where squirtle comes to the rescue. I did closeups of bulbasaur and squirtle, did far away scenes in many of the panels,and made small words with marks to show it was a sound and not a voice of a character. I used speech bubbles in the panel where charmander says bye to squirtle, and a thought bubble to show charmander was thinking something and not saying something. I also made the characters less detailed in the far shots and more so in the closeups to make it more dramatic and better show the character.I made the cartoon more simple without backdrops, but I would like to in the future do backgrounds. In this particular comic, charmander's highly flammable tail tip touches bulbasaur, who is a plant type that easily catches fire. squirtle, being a water type can put out the fire though, and comes to the rescue.I chose to do a pokemon comic although there used to be old pokemon manga comics and since I like the thought of magical elemental creatures, why not make a comic of it. I hope you enjoy my comic!!!